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River's End Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Jenner
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: The epicenter of Sonoma Coast dining...the River's End is located in the quaint village of Jenner by the Sea about 20 minutes north of Bodega Bay. The restaurant is set on a bluff overlooking the Russian River spill into the Pacific Ocean. During lunch you can watch the Osprey dive in the river for fish or the harbor seals frolic at riverside. Dinner time is all about the sunset - the show is worth the visit. Fortunately, the restaurant chefs and service staff aim to outdo the natural surroundings. The kitchen prepares California cuisine with a focus on local ingredients. Chef Martin Recoder prepares menus that are changing with the seasons and delight the heart. The service staff is led by Maitre d'/Owner Bert Rangel, who has owned and managed the restaurant for over 10 years. The Chef in the Redwood Bar is talented Patrick Keane. Trained at the French Culinary Institute, Patrick utilizes the freshest ingredients and classic techniques to create truly "Artisanal Cocktails".
Windsor, California
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“You can't beat the view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

We were not disappointed with our return to River's End Restaurant. Overlooking the Russion River at it's mouth to the sea (Goat Rock State Park) the view here never gets old. We would encourage anyone to stop by and, at least, have a drink - either at the full service bar or sitting on the deck that overlooks the river/sea. The lunch menu is smaller than I remember being in the past, but the wine list is extensive, with something for everyone. Prices are higher, though and, at least for lunch, are a little over the top. However, if your into good food, good wine and excellent vistas, this is the place.

  • Visited December 2012
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Gualala, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenery, right on the river.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

We ate there once, the food was very good. Referred it to our adult children. They stopped there a couple months later, with two small children in tow. They were made to feel welcome, and enjoyed it so much that they stop there on their way home regularly.

Thank Gail S
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walnut grove, ca
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Delicious! Pricey but worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We met old friends there last night and while we waited with got to chat with some of the staff. Very welcoming and comfortable. Dinner was outstanding but pricey. I had a small portion of pasta with no meat or fish and it was $22. I didn't look how much my small salad was but I know the bill for the 4 of us with wine was over $300. If you are on a budget this is not the place to go, but if you want a fabulous view of the sunset and excellent food it cannot be beat.

  • Visited November 2012
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Hollister, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food, service and view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

5 star food in this hidden jewel of a town, Jenner, California. Make reservations, seating area is small. food is great, local and outstanding.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
“I wasn't even going to eat there!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stopped to use the washrooms. While there, I noticed some pretty amazing food heading to the tables, and the place was hopping at lunch. So we stayed! Fabulous views. Solid service. Amazing wine list and menu. I had the Ahi tuna salad....perfection. Bread was awesome, too. My friend had the Ahi tuna meal and it was equally special, as was his heirloom tomato salad. All in all an outstanding experience!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank MaraFromToronto
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